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The Nesite raised floor in the “design circle” of the 25 Hours Hotel in Florence, a project-narrative inspired by the Divine Comedy, inside the former Monte dei Pegni redeveloped after years of abandonment.
The Divine Comedy in GLA Architettura’s architectural renovation and Paola Navone’s interiors. A tale of lightness, irony and great creativity, with contemporary and vintage elements, where there is only one thing missing: banality.
25 Hours Hotel, the first of the German chain in Italy, occupies the area of the disused property of Monte di Pietà ( ex monastery San Paolino), about 10,750 sqm unused for over a decade. The GLA studio was entrusted to re-design the three existing buildings by integrating them into a single complex. One of the most interesting features of the project was the controlled demolition of over 4,500 m2 of decaying areas, a delicate intervention to be managed in a UNESCO heritage area such as the historical centre of Florence.
25 Hours Hotel in Florence, in what we can define a sequel of the Bikini Hotel in Berlin, recovers and renovates one of the largest urban voids in the Tuscan capital.
In the 25 Hours Hotel in Florence, the Tetris Floor system was installed, the raised interlocking floor comparable to a screed, available in 1200×600 and 600×600 mm.
The system allows dry laying thanks to a special tongue-and-groove process on the panel edge and does not require the use of mortar or glue during installation. It also significantly reduces construction time as it is not subject to drying, as well as ensuring greater sustainability.
The panels, made of calcium sulphate with an A1 classification and REI 30 fire resistance, can be covered with any type of finish and size (loose-lay or glued) and only specific points can be provided for possible inspections.